Barcelona & Costa Brava

Spain | 8 days / 6 nights
Barcelona view from Parque Guell

DAY 1: USA | SPAIN

  • Fly overnight to Barcelona.

DAY 2: BARCELONA

  • ¡Bienvenidos a España! Your Spanish Forum Tour Manager will greet you at the airport and remain with your group for the duration of your trip.
  • Check in to your hotel and take a moment to freshen up.
  • While in Barcelona, you will travel as the locals do, by metro and by foot!
  • Follow your Tour Manager on a walking tour of the Barri Gòtic, the medieval heart of Barcelona.
  • Take a stroll along Las Ramblas, the primary downtown boulevard lined with shops and cafes.
  • Enjoy your first group dinner at a local restaurant.
  • Night accommodation in Barcelona.

DAY 3: BARCELONA

  • Today, meet your specialist guide for a day of exploring the masterpieces of the famous Catalonian architect Antoni Gaudí!
Casa Batllo in Barcelona
  • Begin at Passeig de Gracia where modern-day Barcelona first flourished. Visit the architectural wonder of La Casa Battló, designed by Antoni Gaudí.
  • After, visit Parc Güell – Gaudí’s “garden city” – a town unto itself with a view of the Mediterranean Sea. Discover the park and have some free time for lunch.
  • End your day with a visit to the astonishing Sagrada Familia, designed by Gaudí and under construction since 1883!
  • Enjoy dinner with your group at a local restaurant.
  • Night accommodation in Barcelona.

DAY 4: FIGUERES | CADAQUES | PORTLLIGAT

  • Today, immerse yourself in the world of Salvador Dalí. After breakfast at your hotel, board your private bus to Figueres , where you´ll visit the extraordinary Dalí Museum.
  • Inaugurated in 1974, the Dalí Museum and Theater contains the widest range of works spanning the artist´s career.
  • After your tour, enjoy the scenic drive to Cadaqués. Admire this beautiful Costa Brava seaside village and enjoy some free time for lunch.
Barcelona - Boqueria
  • Continue to Portlligat, a coastal village where Dalí built his private retreat, now converted into a museum.
  • Visit the Portlligat House-museum, where he lived and worked until 1982.
  • Return to Barcelona for dinner and night accommodation.

DAY 5: BARCELONA

  • After breakfast at your hotel, head to the city’s main food market: the glorious Mercat Sant Josep, known locally as the “Boquería.”
  • After a look around the market, test your culinary skills in a cooking workshop and learn how to prepare some local specialties. Be careful in how you prepare them as this will also be your lunch!
  • In the afternoon, visit the Picasso museum, which houses one of the most extensive collections of artworks by the 20th-century Spanish artist Pablo Picasso.
  • Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant before returning to your hotel.

DAY 6: TARRAGONA

  • In the morning, board your private bus to Tarragona, a city with a remarkably rich Roman heritage.

Barcelona Soccer Stadium Camp Nou
  • Visit the amphitheater, the aqueduct and the ancient city walls.
  • Have some free time to discover the city at your own pace or head down to the beach (weather permitting).
  • Return to Barcelona for dinner and night accommodation.

DAY 7: BARCELONA

  • This morning, explore the Montjuic Mountain including the Montjuic Castle and the Olympic Stadium.
  • After some free time for lunch, visit the Estadio del Camp Nou, home of the FC Barcelona soccer team!
  • Afterward, catch up on some souvenir shopping or discover the city at your own pace.
  • Enjoy a flamenco show with your group during your farewell dinner.
  • Night accommodation in Barcelona.

DAY 8: DEPART

  • After breakfast at your hotel, transfer to the airport by private bus and say good-bye to your Forum Tour Manager before boarding your return flight home.

What our teachers are saying

Laura G., Teacher from Toledo, OH, Spain Cultural Tour

I was very impressed with the help that was provided from the moment we arrived at the airport until our return.  Having a representative available during our travel made the trip less stressful and extremely comforting.

Drew F., Teacher from Richmond VA, Spain Cultural Tour

Forum was very professional and flexible in allowing us to design the program that met our needs. I recommend them!